Citroen C3 Manuals

Citroen C3: Driving / Parking sensors

Refer to the General recommendations on the use of driving and manoeuvring aids.

Citroen C3. Parking sensors

Using sensors located in the bumper, this system signals the proximity of obstacles (e.g. pedestrian, vehicle, tree, barrier) present in their field of detection.

Rear parking sensors

The system is switched on by engaging reverse gear, which is confirmed by an audible signal. The system is switched off when disengaging reverse gear.

Audible assistance

Citroen C3. Parking sensors

The system signals the presence of obstacles within the sensors’ detection zone.

The proximity information is given by an intermittent audible signal, the frequency of which increases as the vehicle approaches the obstacle.

When the distance between the vehicle and the obstacle becomes less than about thirty centimetres, the audible signal becomes continuous.

The sound emitted by the speaker (right or left) indicates the side on which the obstacle is located.

Visual assistance

Citroen C3. Parking sensors

This supplements the audible signal by displaying bars on the screen that move progressively nearer to the vehicle (green: more distant; yellow: close; red: very close). When the obstacle is very close, the "Danger" symbol is displayed on the screen.

Front parking sensors

Supplementing the rear parking sensors, the front parking sensors are triggered when an obstacle is detected in front and the speed of the vehicle is still below 6 mph (10 km/h).

Front parking sensor operation is suspended if the vehicle stops for more than three seconds in forward gear, if an obstacle is no longer detected or the vehicle speed exceeds 6 mph (10 km/h).

Citroen C3. Parking sensors The sound emitted by the speaker (front or rear) locates the obstacle relative to the vehicle, whether in front of or behind it on its path.

Deactivation / Activation

It is set via the vehicle configuration menu. The state of the system stays in the memory when the ignition is switched off.

Citroen C3. Parking sensors The rear parking sensors system will be deactivated automatically if a trailer or bicycle carrier is connected to a towing device installed in accordance with the manufacturer's recommendations.

Operating limits

If the boot is heavily loaded, the vehicle may tilt, affecting distance measurements.


Citroen C3. Parking sensors In the event of a malfunction when shifting to reverse, this warning lamp comes on on the instrument panel, accompanied by the display of a message and an audible signal (short beep).

Contact a CITROËN dealer or a qualified workshop to have the system checked.

    Blind Spot Monitoring

    Refer to the General recommendations on the use of driving and manoeuvring aids. This system includes sensors, placed on the sides of the bumpers, and warns the driver of the potentially dangerous presence of another vehicle (car, truck, motorcycle) in the blind spot areas of their vehicle (areas hidden from the driver's field of vision)...

    Reversing camera

    Refer to the General recommendations on the use of driving and manoeuvring aids. The reversing camera is activated automatically when reverse gear is engaged...

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